My Commander by Alanea Alder
Narrated by Charlotte Kane
After finishing a novella in my favorite series, The Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost, I asked my readers for suggestions on a book with the same feel. My Commander by Alanea Alder was suggested a few times, so I grabbed it.
I am not sure what this was. I enjoyed it, don’t get me wrong, but it felt like YA with sex. The main character was in her 30s but it felt like she was in high school.
“She is a menace! She gave Colton a bloody lip, threw a lamp at me, knocked me unconscious with the back of my toilet, kicked me in the back of the head… twice and dented the roof of my trunk!” Meryn noticed that he roared the last grievance, trust a man to be more worried about his car than his possible concussion.
Meryn is a nerdy hacker who finds herself on a hike and compelled to scale a large fence to explore someplace she shouldn’t. But what actually compelled her is a pack of bear shifters whose mothers cast a spell to bring their mates to their sons.
This was a silly, over-the-top paranormal romance, but it was a fun romp. Sometimes it got a bit ridiculous, but all-in-all I had fun.
“You’re so cute.” She smiled up at him. Aiden was glad to see that the traces of fear were gone. He frowned down at her. “I am not cute. I am a ferocious killing machine. Paranormals everywhere tremble before me.”
“My teddy bear.”
- It made me laugh several times.
- I loved her nerdiness and nerd culture references.
- A super light, quick read.
- I really liked the world of these shifters.
- The tampon scene.
- Meryn was 34 going on 13.
- It was all a little too over the top, and sometimes started getting into the stupid area.
This was a new narrator for me and I really enjoyed her.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 3 Stars, 3 Heat, 4 Narration
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